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Tobacco and Vapor 21 begins Jan. 1

House Bill 1074 raises the minimum legal age of sale for tobacco and vapor products.

 

November 1, 2019



House Bill 1074 goes into effect Jan. 1, making it illegal to sell tobacco and vapor products to anyone under the age of 21. 

The Washington State Department of Health reminds the public that HB 1074 aims to protect the youth from lung illness and nicotine addiction.

This reminder comes amid a state investigation into lung illness related to vaping – which has identified 12 cases to date – and a recent State Board of Health emergency rule banning the sale of flavored vapor products.

“Tobacco and Vapor 21 will help protect the health of our young people,” Secretary of Health John Wi...



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